Get in Shape! Build Pre-Geometry Skills

Math isn't always about numbers: sometimes it's about art! Help your first grader get a grip on the more abstract concepts of math with these worksheets on shapes.

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How Many Sides?

Here's a geometry challenge for your first grader that puts his counting skills to work: can he count the number of sides each shape has?
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Shapes and Sides

Here's a worksheet that gets kids thinking all about shapes and their sides to help them understand what makes a side a side.
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What

Sometimes complicated polygons can be broken up into smaller shapes that are easier to recognize. Here's a worksheet that challenges kids to do just that.
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Seeing Shapes: Cones

Help your child get to know 3-D shapes with this find-the-shape worksheet that asks her to circle the cone shapes, then draw examples of her own.
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Seeing Shapes: Cylinders

A cylinder is a 3-D shape that appears in many everyday things. Help your child learn about cylinders by identifying the shape in her surroundings.
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Seeing Shapes: Rectangular Prisms

Teach your first grader about this common shape with this worksheet that asks him to circle the everyday things shaped like rectangular prisms.
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Seeing Shapes: Everyday Circles

Help your child learn circle shapes by looking for them around the house. Find 5 everyday things shaped like circles and draw them in the spaces.
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Seeing Shapes: Everyday Rectangles

Here's a worksheet that injects some active fun into learning about shapes. Kids get to get up and search for things around the house shaped like rectangles.
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Seeing Shapes: Everyday Triangles

If your first grader is bored with shapes, make them fun again by combining paper and pencil shape practice with an energetic shape scavenger hunt.
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Shapes in Pictures: My Kind of Town

Show your child that shapes are more than just lines on a page with this worksheet that challenges him to find all the shapes in the picture.
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Shapes in Pictures: Outer Space

Spark your first grader's excitement for geometry with a little outer space shape practice. Can he count all the shapes in this space scene?
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Shapes in Pictures: Secret Garden

Here's a worksheet that shows kids how shapes can be found in real things by asking them to find and count all the different shapes in a picture of a garden.
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Looking at Shapes: Open or Closed?

Kids sometimes don't distinguish between a shape that's open and one that's closed. Here, kids can see the difference as they classify shapes as open or closed.
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Shape Matchup: 3-D and 2-D

Boost your child's understanding of geometry dimensions with this worksheet that challenges her to match 2D and 3D Shapes.
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Shape Dimensions: Solid Figures

Kids get acquainted with three-dimensional shapes like cubes, cones and prisms, and practice building a bar graph while they're at it.
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